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TITE OMAHA PAIXT JIKK: JKIXDAY, JANUATIY 5, J!03.
TAX LEW READY FOR BOARD
County Auditor Innei Hu Iumi ed State
ment All EeaJy.
TREASURER SOON READY FOR HE CA H
Tola I Amount o He Collected U 48,.
, of Which lft3,H2ft la ronlii
to the City of Connell
At the meeting of the Board of Super
visor! today County Auditor Innos will sub
mit the Itemtied statement of the tax
levy for 1903, and on Its approval by the
board, a merely perfunctory matter, the
regular warrant will be issued to County
Treasurer Arnd for the collection of tbe
taxes named. The total taxes to be col
lected In Pottawattamie county amount to
1489.050.71. of which the city of Council
Bluffs will receive $153,825.89. The report
of the county auditor to be submitted to the
uperTlsors will show the collections for
the several funds for 1903 as follows:
Poll t 4.M7.50
Dogs . 1.K2S.0O
Btate. r2.29 83
IV or 13.i62.n0
Hi-ldge 2. 247. 90
Road 13,12 49
School 13.0f.2 50
Jnoane. 9.7K9 32
Poldlers" relief 8.23.10
l'oor furm 13.0K2 51
Teachrs lf3,&!3 3
Township (road) 17.3?2 !
Town titeneralj - 6.923.37
Miscellaneous 18,711. 62
The report will also contain a statement
of the disbursement of tbe county funds as
follows for 1902:
IlrldKe 14.2X8 32
Soldier' relief 3.261.07
General Fund Expenditures.
The general fund, on which la drawn the
warrants for the maintenance of the county
administration, will show by the county
auditor's report an Increase of $14,000 over
the expenses for the previous year. The
warrants drawn upon this fund, as shown
by the report to be submitted today, were
Officers' salaries $ 14.944.00
Deputies' salaries 8.310.00
(Supervisors, per diem and commit-
U-e work 1,591.20
Officers' expenses 1.3K2.41
Jnnitor's salary I,6u0.00
Witness fees, district court. Coun
cil muffs 664.00
Witness feeo, district court, Avora 874.95
Grand Jury, witness fee. Council
muffs : 7(54.85
Grand Jury, witness fees, Avoca.. 243.25
Petit Jury, Council Bluffs 7,2".f0
Petit Jury, Avoca 1,936.80
Orand Jury, Council Bluffs (i6.85
Grand Jury, Avoca 193.55
Bailiffs, district court S.910.20
Reporter, district court 2,006.60
Attorney feea 270.00
Ponrdlns; Jurors, Council Bluffs... 150 25
Hoarding Juror, Avoca 32.25
Shtrirf'a expense 1, 56.17
Sheriff s fees 2,217.45
Boarding prisoners 1.9W.37
Judge superior court 750.00
Jurors, superior court 840.00
Witnesses, superior court . 73.20
Justice fees 996.7a
Constable fee 975.13
Jurors, Justice of peace 87.00
Witnesses, Justice of jere " '833.00
Coroner's' fees 694.50
Township officers 985,89
Assessors' salaries' $.925. 41
Klectlon expenses 2,670.37
Collecting delinquent taxe 1,332.02
Repairs j 940.59
Road costs and platting- 991.10
Transfer to poor fund 13.000.00
publishing proceedings 2,213.37
Printing and books 4.496.45
Stationery and supplies 1,560.88
Wolf bounty ' 228.no
Miscellaneous 628 37
Hoard of Health ... 911.97
School fund foreclosure 1,064.86
The county and city levies for 1903 are
lightly In excess of those for the previous
year. The city levy Is about $10,000 In ex
cess of that for 1902 and will be as fol
las and street light
Paving and grading bonds...
S wer bonds
N. Y. Plumbing Co., Telephone 62.
Plumbing and heating. Blxby ft Son.
Ready for the Retailers.
The wholesale agricultural Implement
houses of Council Bluffs are making elab
orate preparations to entertain the retail
ers who will attend tae Iowa and Ne
braska Retail Implement Dealers' conven
tion, which opens In Omaha Tuesday and
lasts ever Thursday. All of tbe house on
Implement row are arranging for a display
of their goods and their customers will be
provided with the best of everything In the
eating and drinking line. Several of the
larger houses will have quite elaborate
luncheons served each day during the con
vention and a number of entertainments.
Including a theater party, are on tbe pro
gram for the convention days. Local
wholesale Implement men anticipate a
larger attendance of the retailer this year
than for many year before and are mak
ing their arrangement accordingly. It Is
expected that between 600 and 700 retail
dealers from Iowa. Nebraska, South Da
kota and Minnesota will be In attendance
at this convention.
Another Heating; stove Free.
The first heating stove given by Wllllr.m
Welch to hi coal customer wa awarded
'to the Christlsn home. Another ha been
put up on the same plan, and during the
next thirty day will be given away tree to
one of hi customer. Before ordering your
'coal call at It Norh Main street or
W. C. A. Annnal Meeting;.
This musical program has been arranged
(or tbe annual meeting of the Woman'
Christian association In the First Pres
byterian church this afternoon: Vocal
solo by Clyde B. Altchison, accompanied
by Miss McCabe; vocal solo by Mis Lu
cille Porterfleld, accompanied by Miss
Frances Wright; vocal solo by Mis Jes
sica Wallace, accompanied by Miss Ella
Beach; Instrumental selection by Mis
Cora Hrl and a vocal solo by Charles
Haverstock, accompanied by Dr. Claude F.
Lewis. Refreshments will be served at the
close of tbe program.
Business for City Council.
The city council will meet In regular
session tonight and several important mat
ters are slated to come up for action.
Among the number will be the ordinance
requiring the placing of all telephone wires
In underground conduits, which has been
before the committee of tbe whole for two
weeks, and separate ordinances containing
similar provisions for the wires of the tel
egraph and electrtc light companies and
for the feed wires of the motor company
within the district prescribed In the orig
inal telephone wires ordinance.
Pavis sells drugs.
For rent, modern house, 719 Sixth Ave.
Kxpert watch repairing, Leffert, 409 Bway.
Officer la selling dwellings cheap. 419 B y.
Flcture framing. C. E. Alexander ft Co.,
Born, to Dr. and Mrs. F. T. Beybert, Sun
day morning, twin daughters.
Wanted, a good cook. Mrs. Charles T.
Stewart. 226 South Sixth street.
Cut prices on art calendars and blotters
for New Year's gifts. Alexander ft Co.
Miss Hnsel Rorka fellow of Atlantic, la.,
Is the guest of Mis Zlnk of Fourth street.
The public schools of the city will reopen
this morning, after the Christmas vacation.
John Husn castle. Royal Highlanders,
will Install officers this evening and Initiate
VV are headquarters for glass of all
kinds. See us before you buy. C. B. Paint,
Oil and Glass Co.
Mrs. J. C. Lenge Is entertaining her
sister, Mrs. S. K. Cheadle, and daughter
Corrlne, of Ottumwa, la.
The regular meeting of Fidelity council.
Royal Arcanum, will be held this evening,
when the recently elected officers will be
The art department of the Council Bluffs
Woman's club will meet this evening in
the club rooms, with Miss Margaret O Don
nell as leader.
Mrs. Nevln C. Lescher and children of
Galesburg, 111., arrived yesterday on a
visit to Mrs. 1escher's sister, Mrs. Victor
E. Bender of Fifth avenue.
C. H. Smith, a student In the State Agri
cultural college at Ames, Is the guest of
C. C. Nye. Mr. Smith Is a member of the
famous "Six-Foot" club of the college.
A warrant was Issued yesterday after
noon from the court of Justice Bryant for
the arrest of Ruben Ingram and Frank
Khadden on a charge of assaulting G. , F.
The first regular meeting of the Council
Bluffs Ministerial association for the year
will be held this morning In the Broadway
Methodist church. Officers for the ensuing
year will be elected.
There will be a meeting of Shaduklam
temple. Dramatic Order Knights of K horns
sun, Thursday evening to make arrange
ments for holding a "ceremonial" Thurs
day night, January 15.
Kdlth, the 13-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. H. L. Hyatt of Woodbury avenue,
died yesterday morning. The fune-al will
be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the family residence and Interment will be
In Walnut Hill cemetery.
The wlnter term at both day and night
school of the V'stern Iowa Business and
Normal collego will begin Monday, Jan
uary 6. Those Intending entering soon
should make arrangements to enter Monday
If possible, as beginning classes In each de
partment will be organized then.
Mrs. Mary Defflnbaugh, aged 71 years,
died yesterday morning at her home, 726
Mynster street. Her death was due to the
Infirmities of old age. Five sons and three
daughters survive ner. Arrangements for
the funeral have not been completed.
The election of officers of tbe Woman's
Home Missionary society of the Broad
way Methodist church will be held Thurs
day afternoon at the home of Mrs. A. E.
Griffith on Oakland avenue. The Woman's
Foreign Missionary and ladles' Aid socle
ties will be entertained Tuesday afternoon
by Mrs. Arthur and Mrs. Orcutt at the lat
ter' home on Oakland avenue.
ROW OVER SELF GOVERNMENT
Adoption by Ida Grave School Brine
the Reslanntlon of Super-
SIOUX CITY, la., Jan. 4. (Special Tele
gram.) An attempt to Inaugurate sell-government
In the schools at Ida Grove has
precipitated a hot fight, which bas resulted
In the resignation of Superintendent E. T.
Sbeppard. The school board ha voted to
Inaugurate the system and promptly ac
cepted Prof. Shcppard' resignation, ap
pointing Miss Jessie Johnson to succeed
him. Now the citizen have taken aides
and the end 1 not yet. This is the first
attempt to Inaugurate a plan of self-government
In any Iowa High school and the
plan 1 based upon the Chicago model.
From the very first Prof. Sheppard took a
strong stand against It and virtually served
an ultimatum upon tbe board that If It
were adopted hi resignation would follow.
The students will Immediately form com
mittee and organize a system of govern
ment, GUNSHOT WOUND MAY BE FATAL
I'nldentlfled Robber Who Was Shot
by 111 Victim I Likely
(From a Staff Oorreeponderut.)
DE3 MOINES. Jan. 4. (Special Tele
gram.) Tbe unidentified desperado who was
shot while robbing P. Sullivan at Hamilton
on Friday night I In jail In Knoxvllla
and 1 so seriously Injured that It I feared
he will die. There are signs of blood
poison from the wound In hi face. He
ha refused to give his name and still
maintains that be was merely passing the
house when tbe two men pressed him Into
their service. But he was total stranger
In that part of the state and there is no
doubt expressed that he ha been the real
leader of the gang. Tbe other two men
have not been found.
EXCITEMENT OVER SHORTAGES
Cltlsen of San Jnan Aronsed When
Arrest of Mnyor on Cksrg of
Destroying; Records Occnrs.
SAN JUAN, P. R-. Jan. 4. The mayor of
this city, Manuel Egozcue, has been ar
rested and held In $5,000 ball on the charge
made by Official Inspector Holt of destroy
ing tbe records of the city water receipts,
which constituted the only evidence of al
leged extensive peculations and embezzle
ment. The allegations against the mayor were
originally made October last In a petition
of citizens, which was presented to the
governor, and which asked for the prosecu
tion of the mayor. The editor of tbe News,
which published the text of the petition,
was arrested October !S on the complaint
of the mayor on a charge of libel. This ar
rest caused considerable excitement, which
ended In the shooting of two men.
Blnce then three other officials have been
arrested and are being prosecuted for al
leged shortages In their accounts and for
embezzlement. The peculations are said
to range from $8,000 to $43,000, and misap
propriations of other funds are also al
leged. The arrest of the mayor today caused
great excitement. Men congregated on the
plazas and surrounded the office of lawyer
Acuna, who ha undertaken the defense of
a former city official named Rivera, who
turned state' evidence. Shot were fired,
out no persons sustained serious Injury.
Very aear a 1 rime.
To allow constipation to (olsoa your
body. Dr. King's Nsw Life Fill cure U
and build up your hralta or ao pay. tie.
For sal br Kuan a, Co.
RECALLS AN OLD INCIDENT
Sadden Death of a Diplomat Man tbe
Arthur New Years Eeoeption.
POKER GAME GETS A PAPER SCOOPED
Postmaster Genernl Talks of Service
In It Department Has Great
Hope of Fntnre of Raral
(From a Staff Oorreepondent-)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. (Special.) The
president's first reception for the year
1903 passed off without any unusual inci
dent. There are many people in Washing
ton who have made It their annual practice
to attend the first executive reception of
the season. Among these an Incident of
just twenty year ago I brought vividly to
It was on the 1st of January, 1883, that
President Arthur suddenly left the receiv
ing line and ordered the room closed. The
reception came to a sudden end and the
reason for It was thus recorded In the
Post of January 2:
"Minister Allen, representing the Ha
waiian kingdom fh this country, arrived at
the executive mansion at 11 o'clock and
seemed to be In his usual health. Deing
the oldest member of the diplomatic corps
he took precedence In waiting upon the
presldeut. After shaking hands with the
latter he mingled for half an hour with the
throng In the East room. Just before 12
o'clock he went to the cloakroom to secure
his coat and hat, and bis carriage wa
called, his purpose being to call next upon
the secretary of state, when he suddenly
staggered and fell. Instantly several per
sons gathered about the prostrate man,
who was subsequently lifted and placed on
a sofa, and Surgeon General Wales of the
navy, who was In the house at the time,
was summoned. General Basil Norrls re
sponded to the call also, but neither could
afford relief to the afflicted man, who died a
few minute after 12 o'clock."
In 1883 the Hawaiian kingdom was, diplo
matically speaking, the most important rep
resented In Washington. His excellency,
Ellsha Hunt Allen, had served In the capa
city of minister for a quarter of a century.
Because of bis long service he was the
doyea of the diplomatic corps and took
precedence over the representatives of all
the great European power. Today Hawaii
la a part of the United States, and no rep
resentatives of any other minor republic
or klnsdom ever again headed the diplo
matic 'corps, for the reason that the big
powers are now represented In Washington
by ambassadors, who form a small coterie
by- themselves, and If all of them should be
first recognized by the president on the
morning of December 31 they would still
take precedence over ministers, even
though some of the latter might have
served for halt a century.
Reporter Make m Mistake.
A good story 1 told on the representative
of a leading western newspaper In connec
tion with this shocking termination of that
New Year' reception: New Year's day Is
a very easy one for the newspaper men of
Washington, and for nearly everyone else
except the army officers and other govern
ment servants who are directed to attend
the president' receptions; so, perhaps, to
make certain the chief magistrate of the
nation will have a full house, rain or shine.
That event 1 in fact the only thing that
ever really "happen" on the first day of
the new year in Washington. This wa as
true In 1883 as It was In 1823, and It la
quite a tiee now. The result I that with
the exception of an account of the presi
dent' reception there la little new to
burden the wire from Washington on the
day that Janus looks forward. Each re
curring New Year' day the same thing
happen; the same long line of member
of the dlplomatjc corps in their court re
galia; the executive, legislative and judi
cial branches of the government, veterans
of all wars, person prominent In society,
and, .last of all, the dear public generally,
tediously pass the president for several
hours to exchange greetings of the new
year. There Is a great similarity between
these receptions. J With the name of the
presidents and other dignitaries, a few
fresh samples of millinery described, and
an account of a reception written thirty
year ago, would very well describe the one
held on Thursday, 1903.
This was the theory of the reporter
above mentioned. Thirty year ago he left
his office early, secured copies of tbe paper
just one year before, changed the account
of the reception which It contained alter
ing only such a were necessary. He pre
pared about two columns of this matter,
cut up Into suitably sized "takes," and di
rected his messenger to take his copy
around to the office from time to time un
til the story was all In the office. All his
work was don an hour or so before the
reception began. The reporter full of
consciousness of duty well performed pro
ceeded to his room, where several friend
had foregathered, locked the door and pro
ceeded to pass the afternoon In the seduc
tive game o admirably described by Gen
eral "Bob" Schenck. The game was not
large, but It possessed plenty of Interest.
The afternoon waned. No new from the
outside world passed the frowning door.
and tbe party was wholly oblivious of ev
erything but the game. About t In the
afternoon, the messenger having followed
Instructions, had carried the last chunk of
copy to the office, when he brought back a
note from tbe city editor. It was brief, but
it wa very much to the point. It read
"When do we begin to get your story on
the death of the Hawaiian minister?"
The reporter, not comprehending the
sensational circumstances of the minister's
death, procrastinated for half an hour and
then excused himself for a few "hands"
and went out to look up the news. When
he found out what the fscts were he was.
In the parlance of the "row," "simply
paralyzed." He did not commit suicide
quite, but when be recovered forty-eighth
hours afterward he sent a superfluous
note to the city editor. It was his resig
nation. Hopeful of Free Delivery.
Postmaster General Payne Is confident
that free rural delivery will eventually pay
for Itself. At the present time the cost of
a restricted rural free delivery 1 about
$8,000,000. This 1 just the amount, In
round numbers, tbe postal receipts of the
country were In 1862. When the entire
country is supplied with a rural free deliv
ery the cost will be In round numbers $25,-
000,000, or $4,000,000 more than the total re
celpts of the postofflc department a late
With the extension of rural free delivery
to all parts of the United States It Is hoped
that foreign postage will be reduced from 5
to 2 centa. The postmaster general be
lieves such a reduction would Increase tbe
postal receipts. The present cost of send
ing foreign mall prevents anything has
active correspondence among poor people
mho have relatives and frienda on the other
side, and American business bouses cannot
send their circulars abroad without a too
great expense. But the two directions In
which ths postmaster general Is moving win
Inevitably result In free delivery of mail
throughout the I'nlted 8tates and the abil
Ity to send letter to Europe a cheaply
a they are now transmitted between state
of the I'nlon.
The growth of th postoffloe eepartment
Is out of all proportion to the Increase of
the business of the country or Its growth
In population. Back of the desk at which
the postmaster general sits la a tabulated
statement showing the business done by
the postofflc department for every year
since Its establishment. ,
Increase In Receipt.
"The Increase In the total postal receipts
almost stagger me every time I look at that
table," said Postmaster General Payne.
"Every year th Increase In our receipts Is
greater than were the total receipts of the
department at the close of the civil war.
The more we reduce the postage rate the
greater the receipts seem and the more
nearly we are able to balance accounts 'or
the service rendered. In two decades we
have more than trebled postal receipts.
The table also shows that during the civil
war tbe postal receipt of the I'nlted States
government steadily Increased, being larger
when the war closed than when It began.
This shows whst a small factor the" south
Is In postal revenues of the country. Our
estimated Increase for the fiscal year end
ing 1903 Is greater than were the total post
office receipt at the beginning of the war.
Modern business methods have made the
Postofflce department up-to-date. Our suc
cess Is due, first, to the co-operation of
railroads; second, to the co-operation of
urban business organizations, and, third, to
the co-operation of newspapers. Cities
which are struggling with each other for
supremacy bring pressure to bear which
manifests Itself In the extension of the
service and the newspaper through their
circulation managers won't let us forget
where the service can be Improved. A
difference of half an hour In a train serv
ice may determine which city will monopo
lize a given new territory, and the busi
ness of the department Is to get the mail
at the quickest possible time Into any given
territory. We have as a result of the phe
nomenal Increase In the postal business
some grievous inequalities In the matter of
salaries. The most striking example of an
underpaid employe on the continent is In
this department. The superintendent of
the money order division handles $300,000,
000 a year. His salary is $3,000 a year. It
is a most difficult and exacting job. I have
written personal letters to senators and
members of the house, but the salary Is at
the old figure $1 for each $100,000 for
which be Is responsible. -
Give Credit to Machen.
"During the last few day some sensa
tional newspapers have printed columns
of attacks upon the Postofflce department,
growing out of the order Issued concern
ing the kind of letter boxes to be used on
rural deliver routes. From time to time
a commission has been named to examine
all samples submitted and select those re
garded as most suitable. These commis
sions have had three objects In view sim
plicity of construction, safety for con
tents and cheapness of cost. The boxes
selected have given general satisfaction
not only to the people along the routes,
but the carriers as well. The only people
who registered a "kick" are manufacturers
or Inventors of other boxes who failed to
secure the adoption of their device. These
people have succeeded In inducing some
newspapers to attack the postefflce offi
cial and especially Mr. A. W. Machen,
superintendent of th free delivery serv
"Mr. Machen was appointed to hi pres
ent position by Mr. Cleveland. No man
ever filled tbe place before him with the
credit which attache to hi administration.
He has made the service over which he
presides the most perfect of Its kind In the
world and there I not a country In the
postal union that has hot attempted to
follow the lines he ha laid out. No man
ever filled an Important 'Subtle 'office with
out calling down upon himself the snarl
of jealous outsiders. Two or three year
ago an attack was made upon Mr. Machen
almost Identical In form with the present
one. The house committee on postofflces.
of which Mr. Loud of California was then
chairman and la now. Investigated the
charges and the result was a complete and
thorough vindication. Tbe rural free de
livery service ha come to stay and the
man who bas done more to make It opera
tion effective and useful and In the highest
degree creditable to the government la
Mr. Machen, who Is today the subject of
scurrilous and unwarranted attacks insti
gated by patriotlq citizens who are angry
because the Postofflce department fail to
appraise their inventive genius at the value
they place upon it themselves."
Injured In a Rnnawny.
HOT SPRINGS, S. D., Jan. 4. (Special.)
O. E. Savtt, living four miles northwest
of Hot Springs, while hauling a load of
logs yesterday was the victim of a serious
accident. In going down a gulch tbe team
became frightened and ran' away, running
into a tree. Mr. Savit was hurled forward
with such force that he sustained a broken
leg and was also injured Internally. He Is
now In a serious condition.
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Fair Mondny and Tuesday I the
Promise for Nebraska and
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. Forecast:
For Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa
Fair Monday and Tuesday,
For Illinois Snow In north and rain In
south portion Monday, followed by fair in
the afternoon; Tuesday fair; fresh west
For South Dakota and Montana Fair
Monday and Tuesday.
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER RTTRWATT
OMAHA, Jan. 4. Official record of tem
perature aim precipitation compared with
mo curreBpuiiuiu oijr ol me last tbre
1J0S. 190!. 1901. 1900.
Maximum temperature.... 85 35 81 48
Minimum tempera tur.,.. 26 . 11 14 28
Mean temperature 30 23 2! as
Precipitation T ,00 .00 .00
Record of temperature and precipitation
at umana ior wus any ana since March L
Normal temperature 20
Excess for the day 10
Total exceas since March 1 ms
is or ma 1 precipitation 03 Inch
Denciency ror the day qj inch
Precipitation since March 1 29.65 inches
Deficiency since March 1 88 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 1902.... 4.22 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, lKul 09 Inch
Report from Stations at T P. at.
CONDITION OF TUB
Omaha, cloudy 25 85) T
Valentine, clear J 3-1 .00
North Platte, clear ti SM .00
Cheyenne, clear 2 82; .00
Suit Lake City, cloudy 41' 41 .00
Kapld City, clear 31 2 .00
Huron, clear 11 3-' .to
Wllllston, cloudy 3n 22, .00
Chicago snowing i$ 2s, T
St. IxHils. snowing 31 31 .00
St. Paul, clear 2o 12 1 .02
Davenport, snowing 88, Of Ml
Kiniu City, cloudy 22) 2 T
Havre, cloudy 1 0i ,fi
Helena, cloudy Ml 44, .00
hlsniarck, clear 8u, 32! .00
Galveston, clear Mj U .00
T luaicaus trace of precipitation.
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THE JOE-.N BEN COMPANY,
COUNCIL BLUFFS. IOWA.
Fifth Semi-Annual Clearing Sale
Begins This, Monday Morning.
The Great Money Saying Event of the Year.
I) U KING THESE SEMI ANNUAL SALES OF OURS IT IS
WELL KNOWN THAT THE LOWEST PRICE LIMIT PRE
VAILS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE HOUSE AND nUN
DREDS OF OUR CUSTOMERS ANTICIPATE THE WANTS
OF THE FAMILY FOR MONTHS TO COME
This sale will include nearly everything in our entire stoc
except carpets and a lew contract articles, on which wc
are not allowed to cut prices.
Black and Colored Dress Goods,
Table Linens, Napkins and Towels,
Silks Black and Colored,
Sheets and Pillow Cases,
Odd lots of Lace Curtains,
Laces and Embroideries,
Flannelettes and Flannels.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.
MAY BRING RECONCILIATION
Approaohing If othirhood of Crown Princess
f Saxony ths Basis.
DESIRE TO EDUCATE CHILD TO COURT LIFE
Impossible to Permit Prince to
Reside at the Palace, bat Borne
Will Be Provided for Her
on the Frontier.
VIENNA, Jan. 4. Report have been re
ceived here from sources closely con
nected with the court of Saxony of a pos
sible reconciliation between the crown
princess of Saxony and her husband. The
family of the prince are especially con
cerned with It on account of the princess'
unborn child, desiring It birth to take
place under conditions permitting proper
Identification and prevent possible substi
tution, which it Is supposed the princess
might attempt If the crown princess' fam
ily attempted to claim the child.
The crown prince Is reported as even
now unwilling to abandon the belief that
tbe unborn child may be his own. While
King Oeorge angrily Insist that bis son's
faithless wife be cast adrift. It Is under
stood that the crown prince places no ob
stacles In the way of a reconciliation
should hi wife be willing to com back.
It I naturally to be understood, accord
ing to report, that it I impossible to per
mit tbe princess to return to Saxony and
become queen, but th suggestion Is made
that she reside In retirement near the
frontier, where she could see her children
No effort will be made to negotiate with
M. Qlron, who is regarded as a raw stu
dent, but it is thought that the princess
might be Induced to accept the foregoing
proposals on account of her love for her
Mexican Bread Prlee Rise.
MEXICO CITT, Jan. 4. The recent ad
vance In the price of wheat has caused
baker here to diminish the size of their J
loaves, while still charging the same price, .
and this has worked a hardship on the !
poorer classes. Tbe government Is deter
mined that the wheat ring which has been
monopolising th graiu market shall be
dealt a severe blow. For this reason the
decree taking off the duties on wheat was
Issued and the railroad have reduced rates
from the border.
BOAT EXCEEDS RATED SPEED
Torpedo Boat Destroyer MeDoaooah
Given Trial Tests and Beat
Record Plnnned for It.
BOSTON, Jan. 4. After waiting for two
days for good weather, th torpedo boat
destroyer McDonough, built by the Fore
River Ship and Engine company of Qulncy,
Mass., was successfully speeded over a
measured mil off Wood End, Provlncetown,
today. It exceeded the contract require
ment of twenty-eight knots, making one
leg at rat of 28.56. The best two runs
over th mile averaged 28.02, which was
tbe speed which gained Its acceptance by
the government board.
This trial waa so encouraging that at
It conclusion it was decided to try another
government test, that of an endurance run
of one hour at a continued speed of twenty
six knots. This wa attempted on the trip
back to Boston, across Cape Cod bay, but
after three-quarters of the time had been
consumed valve blew exit and the trial
was postponed until Tuesday.
Tbe high speed trial was made under
somewhat adverse condition, there being
a heavy cross-sea and considerable wind.
At Its conclusion some of the government
officials did not hesitate to say that had
the run been made undr conditions usually
attending government trials the bjat would
have gone well over twenty-nine knot.
Por th Brat trial a mile stretch of water
had been staked off by two buoys. Just off
tbs shore between Wood End light and
Race Point. McDonough steamed up the
course and, swinging around, came down
the stretch for the mark at a twenty-two-knot
gait. It took It 2:88 to cover tbe dis
tance between ths buoys. A quick turn
wa made, and back again over the course
in th opposite direction It cam In 143,
the averag of th two being 22-60 knot
Wli&out a pause It wa cent S a third
Our excellent stock of furs of all
kinds will be included at a
Anything in our stock of winter
wraps, for women, misses or
children, reduced by--
Per Cent Discount
Boys' and Children's Clothing,
Wool lined Gloves and Mittens,
Ladies' Shirt Waists,
Underwear and Hosiery.
Ladies' Fancy Neckwear, -
time. On this trip tbe run was made in
2:21 and the one in the opposite direction
in 2:26, the average speed being 24.90 knot.
With the steam pressure above 200 pound
McDonough once more was sent for the
mark. The double run this time averaged
By this time everything was at the high
est tension and 100 yards from the mark
the naval sprinter wa fairly hissing
through the water.
Going over the starting line It was
making something over twenty-eight knots,
and for a minute or more this terrlfflo
speed was kept up, but suddenly the steam
pressure dropped, and when the mile was
finished it was found that It was still a
trifl under tbe contract, a 27.48 knot gall.
Again the destroyer, with every bit of
machinery working at the highest speed,
rushed down for the line. This time there
was no falling off in tbo steam. It not
only held, but Jumped up to 260 pounds,
and with each screw making 355 revolu
tions per minute the boat kept its speed
of, over twenty-eight knots right up to the
end. . Tbe time for this last mile was 2:06,
or at a rate of 28.66 knot per hour, which
will stand a McDonough' maximum of
It was then decided to take the one Just
before, and the mean of the two was found
to be 28.02 knots per hour. This result
was accepted by the government board.
Later McDonough wa headed straight
for Boston lightship and for forty-five min
ute everything worked smoothly. But
Just as It was getting well up to Minot's
an operating valve on the automatlo shut
off blew out and the trial came to an end.
CATTLE ARE NOTSO BADLY OFF
now Ha Done Bio Damage Ex
cept Near the Missouri
PIERRE, S. D., Jan. 4. (Special.) Hon.
John B. Diamond of Mankato, Minn., has
been giving out an interview In regard to
the terrible conditions of the range country
west of Pierre. He places the snow at a
great depth, with a crust on it which pre
vents stock from getting through to the
feed which exists under the snow, and
says this was "cauaed by the rain which
prevailed over the range after the snow,
and which formed the crust." The facts
are that deep snow does exist out forty
miles west from Pierre, bet that is not
crusted. After forty mile west is reached
the anow is lighter on tbe ground and
cattle are ranging all over that country
finding feed in abundance. Yet further
north and west, at and beyond Leslie, there
i but about two Inches of snow, and that
amount is more of a benefit than a detri
ment to the range. There may be some
losses along the Missouri river, and will
be If the present snow stays on all winter,
but that will be from the fact that the
bay supplies put up in that section are not
sufficient to feed tor so long a time, as two
months I all the feeding any of tbe range
cattlemen expect to do.
ONLY SPEAKERSHIP SETTLED
Otherwise Oraranlrntlon ( Dakota
La;llatar Is fn In th
PIERRE, 6. P.. Jan. 4 (Special Tele
gram.) There Is . but little change In th
situation here from yesterday. The Black
Hills delegation arrived and a number of
other members arrived last night. The
details of organization are yet hanging In
the air with nothing absolutely selected
except the speakership. On the capltol
removal matter different aspirants ar
working, with Mitchell yet In the lead.
The Northwestern road Is working for Hu
ron In case removal goes, but In case they
fall In that, to 'work for Pierre and block
any removal scheme. The Dlack Hills will
support McLamore for chief clerk of tbe
house, he having switched from his attempt
to secure the secretaryship of th senate.
W. H. Remer Is also asking for the same
place. They are the only applicant and
both are from th Hills. Armstrong of
Faulk appears to be th coming man for the
Revival nt Hot 8 prints.
HOT 8PRING9. 8. D., Jan. 4 (Special.)
The churches of Hot Springs will unite In
holding revival meetings the coming week.
An evangelist bas been secured to aid tbe
regular pastor and much gvod is exoected
HI 1 A
In all DISEASES
12 years of ua
ccasful pratUe la
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"Mao wants but
little bare below"
Said u morbid poet
long year ago,
I'm prone to doubt
that ancient sage
When I look at The
Bee's great "Want
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Omaha, IScb. " "Xt-icnou U.
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